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The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
New signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 74 color & 1 bw photos, 7 sketches, 7 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #24043 $65.00
This is the second volume of Mick’s memoirs. Here he records his alpine climbs since 1990, including Taweche (1995), Changabang (1997), Arwa Tower (1999), Mount Kennedy (2000), and Siguniang (2002). The two-person ascent of Siguniang (China) was so admired by the international climbing community tha[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

No Place But UP!: Fox, Lance
signedFox, Lance No Place But UP!
2012 Pvt Pub US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 242, 37 bw photos, navy cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26440 $34.99
Veterinarian Fox discovered climbing in 2006 and set his goal to achieve the summit of Everest. To achieve that goal he summitted two 14ers in Colorado (2006), attempted Rainier (2007), another 14er in Colorado and three peaks in Mexico (2008), and then on to Everest. In 2009, as a member of Russe[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray At Grips with Jannu
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 65 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1” tear bottom, vg+, cloth fine. #9680 $95.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate F53, Yak F114.[read more]

Franco, Jean & Lionel Terray Bataille Pour le Jannu
1965 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.293, 61 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #21461 $25.00
Accounts of three French expeditions to Jannu in 1957, 1959, and the 1962 first ascent. This is the French edition of 'At Grips with Jannu'. Neate F53, Perret 1743, Yak F114.[read more]

The Avalanche Enigma: Fraser, Colin
Fraser, Colin The Avalanche Enigma
1966 McNally Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.301, 48 bw photos, 14 figs, appendix, map eps, green cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ some speckling to spine, near fine #21899 $19.00 $9.00
Fraser worked for the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research and was in Switzerland during the terrifying winter of 1950-51. He describes avalanches and explains the processes that create them in layman’s terms and provides many accounts of accidents to illustrate the technical poi[read more]

Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on North America’s Tallest Peak: Freedman, Lew
Freedman, Lew Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on North America’s Tallest Peak
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 218, 98 bw photos, wraps; new #27303 $19.95
Roger Robinson has been Denali mountaineering for over forty years and has worked as a ranger for most of this time. Robinson has climbed Denali, at 20,310 feet, numerous times, leading patrols on the mountain, organizing clean climb efforts on the mountain, meeting the best climbers in the world, a[read more]

Freeman, Lewis R. On the Roof of the Rockies: The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies
1925 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 270, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, gold dec blue cloth; cloth spine faded, sticker mark bottom spine, good #25138 $24.00 $19.20
Account of a photographic surveying expedition. Neate F60. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at [read more]

Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]: Frésafond, Jean-Pierre
New signedFrésafond, Jean-Pierre Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]
1977 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 color photos, map, wraps; inscribed 31/12/79, near fine #13003 $37.00
Account of the 1975 French expedition to Gasherbrum II. The summit was reached, via the South Spur, by Marc Batard and Yannick Seigneur. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
New Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
1903 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, 2 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 2 (of 3) maps (1 fldg), appendices, uncut, gilt dec red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, front hinge cracked, name on ffep, miss 1 fldg map, pan w/ orig folds & no tears, fldg map w/ orig folds & 1 edge tear, vg #23016 $395.00
The marvelous account of Freshfield’s first circumnavigation of the Kangchenjunga massif in 1899 in the company of Vittorio Sella. A most important Himalayan book with a wonderful, large, folding panorama. Quite scarce. Neate F69, Perret 1760.[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
2000 India 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendices, wraps; new. #24395 $35.95
Freshfield (1845-1934), a British barrister, mountaineer, writer, poet and geographer, was one of the greatest mountain explorers of any age. A prominent figure in the RGS, he is considered to be one of the most scholarly and sensitive mountain writers. This is a reprint edition of his classic wor[read more]

The Exploration of the Caucasus: Freshfield, Douglas W.
New Freshfield, Douglas W. The Exploration of the Caucasus
1896 Arnold London 1st, 2 vol, thick 4to, vI pp.xxiii, 278, photo frontis, 38 full-page & 69 text photos, fldg map, fldg panorama; vII pp.x, 295, photo frontis, 36 full-page & 46 text photos, 3 color fldg maps, 2 fldg panoramas, appendices; teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, panoramas & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, hinges tight, very good+ #23217 $1,895.00
A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546’), Elbruz (18,470’), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following whic[read more]

Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys: Frison-Roche, R. & Pierre Tairraz
Frison-Roche, R. & Pierre Tairraz Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys
1961 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.267, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, fldg map back, blue cloth; cloth very good, map w/ marker outline, very good #13570 $9.00 $7.65
A well-illustrated book on Mont Blanc and the surrounding valleys. See Neate F76. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134.[read more]

A History of Mountain Climbing: Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty
Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty A History of Mountain Climbing
1996 Flammarion NY 1st, 4to, pp.335, 206 color & 169 bw photos, 58 color & 99 bw illus, 5 color maps, black cloth; dj chipped top right corner, pulled top spine, sticker on back, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25139 $35.00 $15.00
A profusely illustrated work focusing on the history of climbing in the Alps and other great mountain ranges. Includes biographies of 50 great climbers and a bibliography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Fryxell, Fritiof, ed The Tetons: Interpretations of a Mountain Landscape
1946 Univ California Press Berkeley 2nd, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 77, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, 2 figs, fldg map, red cloth; dj w/ name on flap, near fine, cloth w/ bookplate, fine. #24063 $19.00
Published as a guide for visitors to the Grand Teton National Park.[read more]

Mountaineering: A Woman’s Guide: Gabbard, Andrea
Gabbard, Andrea Mountaineering: A Woman’s Guide
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.126, 63 bw photos, sketches, appendix, wraps; new #14262 $14.95 $11.95
Discusses alpine skills for women beginning with the author’s own climb of Rainier. Covers training, outfitting, safety, equipment, and techniques for high altitude climbing. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova: Gagne, Ty
Gagne, Ty Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 193, color frontis, 32 color photos, 23 color illus, 5 color maps, wraps; new #27352 $24.95
On February 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these [read more]

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